We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
You will need:
A large mixing bowl
Damp tea towel / damp kitchen roll
250g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
15g bicarbonate of soda
250g wholemeal flour
150g jumbo oat flakes
2 tbsp clear honey
2 tbsp black treacle
500ml milk (we use semi skimmed)
1. Preheat the oven to 200 oC/gas mark 6
2. Line a baking tray with baking parchment
3. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl
Here comes the messy bit …
4. Make a well in the centre of the bowl and then mix in the honey, treacle and milk, working everything together lightly with your hands, until you have a loose, wet dough
5. With floured hands, shape the dough to form a round and lift out of the bowl on to the lined baking tray. Then with a sharp knife, mark a cross on the top of the dough.
6. Put the baking tray into the preheated oven and bake for about 45 minutes, or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the base.
7. Transfer the cooked soda bread to a wire rack, drape a damp cloth/damp kitchen roll over the top and leave to cool.
That’s it … simple!
To serve, add lashings of Cornish butter, local Smoked Salmon, and a simple salsa made from Cucumber and Dill. This certainly is one of our many favourite ways to serve this delicious bread that is so full of flavour.
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